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Anne Boleyn by Joanna Denny
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Apr 05, 09

bookshelves: 2009, february
Read in February, 2009

This is classified as a biography but actually reads more like historical fiction. My middle-school daughter made the mistake of trying to use this book as a primary reference for a term paper this year. The structure of the biography, the sparsity of reference dates, and Denny's penchant for stating a "fact" about Anne Boleyn then recanting it several pages later, made it a miserable reference book. So much so, that I had to step in and read the book too in order to help her sort it all out. However, Denny's historical fiction background does show through on every single page and that at least makes the book an entertaining read.
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